Interview with Caroline Giammanco, author of “Inside the Death Fences”

Caroline Giammanco—college educated, daughter of a deputy sheriff—seems an unlikely candidate to find herself inside a maximum-security prison.  When she got a teaching job at the South Central Correctional Center she assumed she’d need to watch out for the inmates, but she soon learned that the greatest risks were often posed by the very people …

Book Review: The Poppy War

“War doesn't determine who's right. War determines who remains.”  ― R.F. Kuang, The Poppy War War orphan Rin has grown up working for the Fangs, overworked and underappreciated. But when they decide to marry her off to an old man to make their opium smuggling easier she realises she has to take drastic action to maintain any …